future leaders

Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders – Part One

If you Google any derivative of “raising up leaders,” you will discover the first several pages of search results are from faith-based organizations, not business publications. If business rises and falls on the shoulders of its leaders, shouldn’t the business world be just as concerned about developing future leaders?… Read More»

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How To Sabotage Your Ideas and Influence (Part Two)

You have a great idea which you know will be successful. Now you need to get buy-in from others to bring it to reality. While everyone possesses the ability to influence others to some degree, if you aren’t careful, you just may sabotage your own idea before it even gets off the ground. We started this list of influence sabotage traps in part one of this article…. Read More»

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How To Sabotage Your Ideas and Influence (Part One)

You already know that launching and developing a good idea takes massive amounts of influence. Many fantastic ideas lie on the ash heap of history merely because someone couldn’t influence others to adopt the idea. But you may not realize that you might be sabotaging your own idea and influence. Often, the selling of an idea was actually sabotaged by the creator because he or she hadn’t developed the skills to persuade others to give credence to the idea…. Read More»

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Two Characteristics of a Successful Change Agent

In today’s workplace, being a change agent is crucial or soon your organization will become a fossilized relic. Merely staying the course is not enough. Change is only going to get faster as time progresses. Don’t believe me? Look at your job description. I bet if it’s over one year old it’s outdated. You will have to reinvent yourself several times over the next five years…. Read More»

Scare Tactics or Positivity: One Is the Key to Influencing Others

In a recent anti-smoking TV campaign, smokers who are suffering the horrendous consequences of smoking tell their story in an attempt to get others not to smoke. One spot features a lady talking into the incubator of her premature child, another with her son bathing her because she is incapacitated. This is scary advertising. These anti-smoking commercials border on horror films in their approach…. Read More»

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